The Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union Scholarship Fund is fortunate to be able to offer a range of scholarships and bursaries for entry to Years 7 – 11 at Parramatta Marist High. Many of these awards have been established as a result of the generosity of alumni, parents and friends. The majority of Scholarships are awarded for entry into Year 7 although other entry levels are also available. A number of scholarships may be awarded in any year. Scholarship applications are open to both Australian citizens or permanent residents. In other words, applications are open to both current students of Parramatta Marist High and those aspiring to become a student at Parramatta Marist High at various entry levels.
Scholarships are for the purpose of assisting successful applicants during their time at Parramatta Marist High. Scholarships may be awarded on the basis of merit and/or equity.
The assessment of applications has two overriding considerations:
- the selection criteria for the particular scholarship or bursary; and
- the purpose of the scholarship – how it will advance the education of the applicant if they were to be successful.
Please note that eligibility for a particular scholarship or bursary does not guarantee the award of the scholarship or bursary.
The scholarships and bursaries on offer may vary from year to year. The Parramatta Marist Old Boys Union Scholarship Fund is not obliged to award every scholarship or bursary offered in a particular year.
The Scholarships and Bursaries currently on offer:
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The Brother Coman Scholarships are offered in memory of Brother Coman (Coey) Sykes. Brother Coman worked at Westmead for 20 years of his Marist life, St Vincent’s Westmead Boys Home (1949-1956), Community Superior (1973) and the secondary school (1984-1995).
There are one or two new scholarships awarded each year. The successful applicant(s) will be seeking to enter Parramatta Marist High at the beginning of Year 7.
The scholarships are $1,000 per year for 6 years, (Years 7-12). to assist the student(s) with their secondary education at Parramatta Marist High. One scholarship is primarily merit-based with consideration given to need.
The second scholarship is primarily equity/needs based with consideration given to academic merit.
Applicants are required for a UNSW General Admission Test (GAT) in November in the year preceding the year for which they are seeking admission to Parramatta Marist High. This tests literacy and numeracy.
These scholarships are open for applicant students who have demonstrated significant aptitude in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The purpose of the scholarship is to support successful applicants in furthering their participation in STEM-related disciplines and activities offered by Parramatta Marist High. This scholarship is intended to advance applicants education by offsetting the cost of extension and STEM immersion programs and the cost of undertaking STEM courses in years 10 and 11.
The scholarships are available to successful applicants who are in Year 9 and either current students of Parramatta Marist High or seeking admission to Parramatta Marist High.
There are ten scholarships of $2,000 per scholarship.
These scholarships are open to students who have contributed to the spiritual life of their current school and community where such contributions are part of their school’s curriculum. Successful applicants must demonstrate an ongoing and active participation in mission work with MaristSolidarity and other Catholic social justice initiatives or the equivalent within their school where such active participation forms part of their school’s curriculum.
This scholarship is intended to advance applicants education by supporting successful applicants to continue and grow their interest, participation and initiation of social justice initiatives at Parramatta Marist High and the wider community where such participation is part of the curriculum at Parramatta Marist High.
There are four scholarships of $1,800 each.
These scholarships are open to applicants seeking to be selected to
undertake Vocational Education in Primary Industries (Certificate II in Agriculture) as part of the curriculum of Parramatta Marist High.
Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in rural, agricultural, animal and/or veterinarian studies. This scholarship is intended to advance applicants education by offsetting the costs incurred through this VET course including uniform, tools, materials
and accommodation costs on Marist Brothers Lavalla Limousin Stud Farm, Mittagong.
There are 12 scholarships of $1,300 each.
This scholarship is intended to support successful applicants who require financial assistance. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional financial or personal hardship to help cover costs that cannot be covered by Diocesan/Gov’t funds. The purpose of this scholarship is to ensure a student’experience at Parramatta Marist High is equivalent to their peers.
There are ten scholarships of $600 each.
This scholarship is open to a student who has demonstrated significant aptitude in SDD. This scholarship is intended to advance applicants education by supporting the student to deepen their
understanding of (and support their progression towards a career in) computing and software engineering within the curriculum offered by Parramatta Marist High.
One scholarship of $1,200.